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Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.

Jacques Ellul

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Jacques Ellul (French: [ɛlyl]; January 6 1912 – May 19 1994) was a French philosopher law professor sociologist lay theologian and Christian anarchist. And it creates an artificial system which "eliminates or subordinates the natural world. This movement is invading the whole intellectual domain and also that of conscience.

He wrote several books about the technological society propaganda and the interaction between religion and politics including Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes. Considered by many a philosopher Ellul was actually a sociologist who approached the question of technology and human action from a dialectical viewpoint. As a philosopher and theologian he further explored the religiosity of the technological society.

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